Anna Blake

Anna Blake (CNF) | Peyton, CO

Booking Fee:

Negotiable

Will Travel:

Anywhere

Contact:

annamarieblake_at_gmail.com

Website:

http://www.annablake.com

Anna Blake was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota, in 1954, the youngest daughter in a farm family. Currently she’s a writer, blogger, and professional horse trainer/riding instructor on the Colorado prairie. Infinity Farm is home to a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, and everyone’s moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro. Previously, Blake was a self-employed goldsmith for thirty-five years, showing one-of-a-kind artwork in galleries from coast to coast. Her Denver studio and gallery was shared with generations of good dogs. Early writing included a few screenplays, one of which was produced independently. Currently Blake posts a successful, yet unconventional blog (www.annablakeblog.com) about life on the farm and horse training from a unique perspective that affirms her humorous and inspirational approach to understanding, training and loving animals. She is currently in the process of compiling Barn Dance, a collection of stories about the family herd at Infinity Farm–to be published in late 2016.

Books

Relaxed & Forward, relationship advice from your horse (Prairie Moon Press, 2016). CNF. Memoir.
Stable Relation, a memoir of one woman’s spirited journey home, by way of the barn. (Prairie Moon Press, 2015). CNF. Memoir.


Press & Reviews

Anna Blake’s writing brings the plains of Colorado alive like a rainstorm after a long drought. She possesses a freshness and wit that makes any subject–whether it be donkeys or death, llamas or love–interesting, funny, and a little bit scary.
—Peter Schuyler, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist The Portal, Common Sense, You’ll Just Love My Dad

Anna Blake uses words the way a watercolor painter uses her brush: strong strokes and delicate touches entwine in the same image. The reader is soon enveloped by the seemingly effortless originality of her writing.
—Diane Alexander, Freelance Copy Editor.

Anna Blake writes with a vivid ad compelling voice. She shares her life with a powerful grace; her experience becomes ours, her journey becomes ours…and we are lucky enough to go along for the ride.
—Melanie Sue Bowles Founder, Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, and author of Hoof Prints: Stories from Proud Spirit.

Anna Blake is the Anne Lamott of ranching, caring for animals and life on the prairie: a passionate storyteller combining the wit and wisdom that comes from hard work and harder knocks, but with a common sense and compassion that not only makes a great writer, but also a great neighbor. You’ll want to move next door.
—Emily Polis Gibson, Barnstorming blog, American Haflinger Registry Board

Excitement and delight surge through me every time I see Anna Blake’s name as an author. Her writing is filled with deep understanding and heart connection, seasoned with a lively dash of humor. Reading her work is like giving myself a gift…one I can open again and again.
—Kim Walnes, winning USET Three Day Eventer, Riding Instructor/Trainer, and Life Coach.